Here’s what Kroger is doing to protect employees, shoppers

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FILE – In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart’s shoppers – most of whom work as independent contractors – would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

(NEXSTAR) — Kroger has announced several measures it will be taking to protect employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release, Kroger said they are installing plexiglass partitions at many cash registers as a means to promote social distancing. Floor decals will also be installed to promote physical distancing at checklanes and other counters. 

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Earlier this week, the grocery store chain also announced their “Hero Bonus” — a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, applied to hours worked March 29 through April 18.

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